Monday, January 15, 2018

Tuxedo (Black & White) Card Challenge

Click >HERE> for the Winter Chills card challenge badge winners!


Welcome to another card challenge with us here at Cards in Envy.  This time our theme is:  Tuxedo (Black & White) cards.  Which means we only want to see Black & White on your card.  Remember this is a CARDS ONLY challenge and they must be flat enough to go in an envelope for mailing.  No thick flowers, bows or buttons.

To inspire you, our CIE Design Team has created these inspiring black and white cards for you. Please visit each designers' blog for more details by clicking on the blog name by their name.

This second challenge in January marks the end of our current 6 month Design Team term.  We will be saying goodbye to Kathy as she moves on to other adventures and time with family.  We will miss her so much and her wonderful cards but hope she will join us now and then for one of our challenges.  A new Designer will be joining our team in February.  Wish Kathy well and a fond adieu!













Sherry, Bits of Cheer






We'd love to see your TUXEDO (Black & White) cards. Please read over our challenge requirements and then share your card in the linky at the end of this post. 

Here are a few reminders about our challenge requirements:
  • No lumpy, bumpy cards.  Elements on your card need to be relatively flat (no thicker than 1/4") so your card would fit in an envy (envelope) for mailing
  • Limit entries to 3 per challenge.
  • No Back Linking--cards must be posted to your blog or an online album during the challenge dates. If it was posted online BEFORE the beginning of our challenge, it cannot be linked.
  • Entry must be for the current theme.
  • Cards Only--NO TAGS

Additional rules can be found under the Challenge Guidelines tab at the top under our blog header.

Our Designers will be voting on the cards after the challenge ends and the winners will be announced by Wednesday morning  following the close of the challenge.. We will have one FIRST CLASS which is the card that receives the most votes from the Designers and considered the best overall card for the theme.  The Designers will also pick one card as their personal favorite for an IN THE MAILBOX badge. That means we may have up to 10 In the Mailbox cards for a challenge.  We decided to go with this fun method as each Designer has their own unique style and preference.  Each chosen may grab one of our fun badges for their blog! The badges for the challenge will be in the winners post following the close of the challenge after all the Designer votes are in.  The winners will also be announced on our Facebook Page, so come Like us so you'll know quickly if you are a winner. 

THIS IS A CARDS ONLY CHALLENGE--NO TAGS.  Entries not following our rules and not for the current challenge theme will be deleted without notice or comment. We accept any size/shape of card BUT all cards must be flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing (no thicker than 1/4") which means no lumpy, bumpy embellishments. Challenge ends Sunday February 4, 2018  at 6:00 p.m. Central Standard Time. 

Leave a comment and link your card in the linky below. We prefer that your card be showcased on your blog and linked to our challenge blog post.  If you do not have a blog, you may link your Instagram post of a photo of your card as long as we can go to the link and leave a comment.  Links to photo album on Google or that are password protected  and  videos are not allowed.  Thank you for sharing your card that is flat enough to mail in an envelope with us at Cards in Envy!  


Please use your FIRST name and LAST INITIAL for your inlinkz entry name.  



Winter Chills Badge Winners

Thank you for so many awesome and beautiful cards for our Winter Chills card challenge! It warmed our hearts!  We looked them all over and took a vote and came up with one card to be First Class!

Congratulations to #18 Kuni
First Class Badge Winner

We loved the soft blue dotted sky and the mounds of snow with those super cute little snowmen! Kuni, you may grab the First Class Badge below to proudly showcase on your own blog. Again, congratulations!


The CIE Designers each picked one card to be their personal favorite and In the Mailbox. Here they are in no particular order.

#16 Wei-Lin, In the Mailbox as Lisa's Personal Favorite


#27 Nela, In the Mailbox as Kristie & Sherry's Personal Favorite


#8 Sunday Stamper, In the Mailbox as Sherri's Personal Favorite


#31 Teresa G, In the Mailbox as Donna, Annie & Kathy's Personal Favorite


#30 Lisa D, In the Mailbox as Sandy's Personal Favorite


#6 Christi C, In the Mailbox as Toni's Personal Favorite


#14 Margreet B, In the Mailbox as Wendi's Personal Favorite


Congratulations to each of our In The Mailbox badge winners! You may grab the badge below to proudly showcase on your own blog.


Thank you so much to all of you for sharing your wonderful Winter Chills cards with us here at Cards in Envy! We hope you'll join us on our new challenge:  Tuxedo (Black & White cards)

~Sandy & the CIE Designers

Monday, January 1, 2018

Winter Chills Card Challenge

Click >HERE< for the Framed with Circles Badge Winners!

Hello and Happy New Year!  Here we are celebrating 2018!  And our first card challenge for the new year starts today!  The theme is:  "Winter Chills" which means we are looking for cards that feature all things WINTER! Snow, Ice, Mittens, Hats, Scarves, Snowmen, Snowbirds etc.  Remember this is a CARDS ONLY challenge and they must be flat enough to go in an envelope for mailing.  No thick flowers, bows or buttons.

To inspire you, our CIE Design Team has created these wonderful Winter Chills cards for you. Please visit each designers' blog for more details by clicking on the blog name by their name.



 















Sherry, Bits of Cheer









We'd love to see your WINTER CHILLS cards. Please read over our challenge requirements and then share your card in the linky at the end of this post. 

Here are a few reminders about our challenge requirements:
  • No lumpy, bumpy cards.  Elements on your card need to be relatively flat (no thicker than 1/4") so your card would fit in an envy (envelope) for mailing
  • Limit entries to 3 per challenge.
  • No Back Linking--cards must be posted to your blog or an online album during the challenge dates. If it was posted online BEFORE the beginning of our challenge, it cannot be linked.
  • Entry must be for the current theme.
  • Cards Only--NO TAGS

Additional rules can be found under the Challenge Guidelines tab at the top under our blog header.

Our Designers will be voting on the cards after the challenge ends and the winners will be announced by Wednesday morning  following the close of the challenge.. We will have one FIRST CLASS which is the card that receives the most votes from the Designers and considered the best overall card for the theme.  The Designers will also pick one card as their personal favorite for an IN THE MAILBOX badge. That means we may have up to 10 In the Mailbox cards for a challenge.  We decided to go with this fun method as each Designer has their own unique style and preference.  Each chosen may grab one of our fun badges for their blog! The badges for the challenge will be in the winners post following the close of the challenge after all the Designer votes are in.  The winners will also be announced on our Facebook Page, so come Like us so you'll know quickly if you are a winner. 

THIS IS A CARDS ONLY CHALLENGE--NO TAGS.  Entries not following our rules and not for the current challenge theme will be deleted without notice or comment. We accept any size/shape of card BUT all cards must be flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing (no thicker than 1/4") which means no lumpy, bumpy embellishments. Challenge ends Sunday January 14, 2018  at 6:00 p.m. Central Standard Time. 

Leave a comment and link your card in the linky below. We prefer that your card be showcased on your blog and linked to our challenge blog post.  If you do not have a blog, you may link your Instagram post of a photo of your card as long as we can go to the link and leave a comment.  Links to photo album on Google or that are password protected  and  videos are not allowed.  Thank you for sharing your card that is flat enough to mail in an envelope with us at Cards in Envy!  


Please use your FIRST name and LAST INITIAL for your inlinkz entry name.  


Framed with Circles Badge Winners

Thank you to each of you that created such beautiful cards during the very busy holiday season for our Framed with Circles card challenge!  We loved them all but after the designer's votes were counted, we had one card  that we selected as First Class.  Badge winners are highlighted in RED.

Congratulations to #4 Maike!
FIRST CLASS BADGE WINNER
We fell in love with this adorable pup in the gift bag on this fabulous birthday card!  The birthday greeting in the circle really sets this card off!

Maike, you may grab the First Class badge below to proudly showcase on your own blog and again, CONGRATULATIONS!



Each CIE Designer then picked their ONE personal favorite card from all the entries.  Here they are in no particular order;

#20 Vicki R, In the Mailbox as Kristie, Annie & Wendi's Personal Favorite


#6 Teresa G, In the Mailbox as Sherri's Personal Favorite


#16 Patty S, In the Mailbox as Sherry's Personal Favorite


#7 Veana R, In the Mailbox as Lisa's Personal Favorite


#5 Arlene R, In the Mailbox as Donna & Toni's Personal Favorite


#14 Marilyn L, In the Mailbox as Sandy's Personal Favorite


#3 Anne S, In the Mailbox as Kathy's Personal Favorite

Congratulations to each of our In the Mailbox badge winners! You may grab the badge below to proudly showcase on your own blog.

Again, thank you to all of you that played along with this challenge! We have a new challenge going on now for the new year--Winter Chills! We hope you'll join us!

~Sandy and the CIE Designers

Monday, December 18, 2017

Framed with Circles Card Challenge

Click >HERE< for our Jingle All the Way Badge Winners!


Hello card creators!  We know it's a busy time of the year for many of you but we still want to offer a card challenge for those who need a bit of crafting time to relax.  Our challenge this time is "Framed with Circles" which means we want to see cards that have one or more circle frames or a frame created from circles.  Our designers have created some wonderful examples for you.  Please click on the blog name by each designer's name for more details about their card creations.




 



















Sherry, Bits of Cheer










We'd love to see your Framed with Circles cards. Please read over our challenge requirements and then share your card in the linky at the end of this post. 

Here are a few reminders about our challenge requirements:
  • No lumpy, bumpy cards.  Elements on your card need to be relatively flat (no thicker than 1/4") so your card would fit in an envy (envelope) for mailing
  • Limit entries to 3 per challenge.
  • No Back Linking--cards must be posted to your blog or an online album during the challenge dates. If it was posted online BEFORE the beginning of our challenge, it cannot be linked.
  • Entry must be for the current theme.
  • Cards Only--NO TAGS

Additional rules can be found under the Challenge Guidelines tab at the top under our blog header.

Our Designers will be voting on the cards after the challenge ends and the winners will be announced by Wednesday morning  following the close of the challenge.. We will have one FIRST CLASS which is the card that receives the most votes from the Designers and considered the best overall card for the theme.  The Designers will also pick one card as their personal favorite for an IN THE MAILBOX badge. That means we may have up to 10 In the Mailbox cards for a challenge.  We decided to go with this fun method as each Designer has their own unique style and preference.  Each chosen may grab one of our fun badges for their blog! The badges for the challenge will be in the winners post following the close of the challenge after all the Designer votes are in.  The winners will also be announced on our Facebook Page, so come Like us so you'll know quickly if you are a winner. 

THIS IS A CARDS ONLY CHALLENGE--NO TAGS.  Entries not following our rules and not for the current challenge theme will be deleted without notice or comment. We accept any size/shape of card BUT all cards must be flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing (no thicker than 1/4") which means no lumpy, bumpy embellishments. Challenge ends Sunday December 31, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Central Standard Time. 

Leave a comment and link your card in the linky below. We prefer that your card be showcased on your blog and linked to our challenge blog post.  If you do not have a blog, you may link your Instagram post of a photo of your card as long as we can go to the link and leave a comment.  Links to photo album on Google or that are password protected  and  videos are not allowed.  Thank you for sharing your card that is flat enough to mail in an envelope with us at Cards in Envy!  


Please use your FIRST name and LAST INITIAL for your inlinkz entry name.